The CNIE (Canadian Network for Innovation in Education) would like to invite you to the next presentation in their series of free online CIDER sessions.

This session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Michael Barbour, Wayne State University.

Title: 2010 State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

This presentation will focus on the 2010 State of the Nation – the third annual survey of K-12 distance education in Canada. This year’s report documents similar trends in the regulation of K-12 distance education from previous years (e.g., British Columbia continues to have the most extensive regulatory regime). Additionally, Canadian teachers’ unions continue their cautious support of the use of distance education in the K-12 environment. All thirteen provinces and territories continue to use distance education within their K-12 systems, although in many instances the method of delivery is still using print-based materials. At present K-12 distance education enrolment is estimated to be between 150,000 and 175,000 students.

This presentation will unpack some of these trends and expand upon each of the provincial and territorial profiles.

When: Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 11am – 12pm Mountain Time (Canada)

*Local times for the CIDER sessions are provided on our website:

Where: Online via Elluminate at:


Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the “First Time Users” section.


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